“Affordable” Care Act Starts Today, Now We Find Out Who’s Right And Who’s Wrong

President of the Democrat Party Barack Obama says that his signature law will have “glitches” for at least several months. Who’s shocked?

(Fox News) The sales pitches for and against ObamaCare have all been made. It’s now up to Americans to judge whether the law works as advertised, as the so-called insurance “exchanges” launch Tuesday.

Against the backdrop of the aggressive congressional showdown over ObamaCare — and partial shutdown of the federal government — Tuesday is the day that Americans can finally log on to the insurance-purchasing websites to take a test drive and decide for themselves.

Exactly what will happen when millions attempt to buy insurance on the federal and state-based websites remains uncertain — considering the well-documented software glitches in the prelude to enrollment day.

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Yet broader questions also will be have to answered before federally subsidized coverage begins on Jan. 1, 2014.

Among the issues is whether premium costs will be higher or lower compared with customers’ existing policies, and will Americans’ confusion about mandatory changes to the U.S. health care system become clear. Perhaps the ultimate question: Will the country benefit when an estimated 48 million uninsured Americans get access to coverage or will ObamaCare be the job-killing “train wreck” critics say it will be?

Many other questions will take a bit longer to shake out. Ones like

  • Will we see rationing?
  • Will all these folks getting insurance through the Exchanges cause problems for the rest of us in terms of care?
  • How many doctors and medical practices will close shop or restrict access?
  • Will doctors and medical practices refuse to take Exchange insurance?
  • How much will these subsidies cost the American People?
  • How many will get the insurance vs. those who say “I’ll pay the tax”?
  • How many companies will drop their coverage next year before the employer mandate kicks in?

I’m sure you can come up with your own.

At the heart of it all is the notion that Congress has effectively exempted themselves from this. Nor will the people at the White House or Supreme Court have to obtain it. If it’s not good enough for them, why is it good enough for the rest of us?

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